Thursday, June 23, 2011

I LOVE Kale!

How many times have a shared a kale salad with you all? I've lost here's another one :-).

Weekend Glow Kale Salad

  • 1/2 large head of kale (about 4-6 cups)
  • 1 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1/2 red bell pepper
  • 1/2-3/4 cup chopped carrot (2 small carrots)
  • 1 English cucumber (2 cups chopped halves)
  • 1 avocado, chopped
  • 1 & 1/4 cup chopped grape tomatoes (or other variety)
  • 1/2 cup mixed raisins and Goji berries
  • 1/4 cup hemp seed
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
  • Dressing: 1 batch of Lightened Up tahini-Lemon Dressing
  • Your desired fresh or dried herbs
1. Chop vegetables and mix in a large mixing bowl. Reserve hemp seed and walnuts for sprinkling on top.
2. Make your Lightened Up tahini-Lemon Dressing in a food processor and process until smooth.
3. Tear the leaves off of the kale and rip into bite-sized pieces. Wash and dry kale leaves.
4. Mix the vegetables, kale leaves, and full batch of dressing (3/4-1 cup) in large bowl until thoroughly combined.
5. Place in fridge to ‘marinate’ for 10-15 minutes. Serves 4. Keeps in fridge in a sealed container for 1 day.

Lightened Up Tahini-Lemon Dressing
·    1/4 cup Tahini
·    3 garlic cloves
·    1/2 cup fresh lemon juice (about 2 lemons)
·    1/4 cup Nutritional yeast
·    2 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
·    1 tsp kosher salt + freshly ground black pepper, or to taste
  • 3 tbsp water, or as needed
I only used raisins, tomatoes, avocados, raisins, and red onion in mine. I could easily eat this everyday.

And to cap it off, I made a green juice: a handful of kale leaves, 2 cucumbers, 1 apple, and a dash of Queen Afua's Green Formula.

And speaking of Queen Afua, a friend of mine is transcribing the interview. (Finally!) I intend to have it live, in different parts, in early July!




Pat said...

So glad you are back, I missed your post. I went to Living Light for the Science of Raw Nutrition course. The classes were great and I got to me Teri Lynne. She is as sweet and special in person as she is on line.

I hope you and your family are well. I look forward to reading along. I just started by blog so I have a new respect for how hard it is.


Althea said...

Thanks Pat! {{hugs}}

TheWriterStuff said...

Thanks for returning with the rawsome kale salad recipe. I can't wait to try it.

Althea said...

It's good stuff Gail! I had it again for lunch. :-)


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